Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

It was made official Sunday morning that the Phillies acquired 3B Michael Young and cash from the Texas Rangers for reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. It was a good fit for both teams, with the Phillies needing a third baseman and Young wanting to continue to compete as he waived his no trade … Continue reading Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

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Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

UPDATE — The Phillies have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Texas Rangers. The Phillies sent RHP Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla to Texas for Young. Texas is expected to pay a sizable chunk of the $16 million owed to Young, who is 36. In 74 games with the Dodgers and Phillies, Lindblom posted … Continue reading Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

Lindblom Loses In 9th; Phillies Eliminated

Marlins 2, Phillies 1 WP – Steve Cishek (5-2, 2.77) LP – Josh Lindblom (3-4, 3.34) MIAMI — The Phillies have officially been eliminated from the playoffs. Carlos Lee hit a walk-off single in the 9th inning off Josh Lindblom to beat the Phillies, 2-1, officially ending their season. Cliff Lee went seven innings, allowing … Continue reading Lindblom Loses In 9th; Phillies Eliminated

Natitude: Lee Earns First Win At Home; Phils Sweep

Phillies 4, Nationals 1 WP – Cliff Lee (3-7, 3.67) LP – Jordan Zimmerman (9-8, 2.63) SV – Josh Lindblom (1) PHILADELPHIA — It took until August 26 for Cliff Lee to earn a winning decision at Citizens Bank Park this season. For only his third win on the year, Lee shut down the Nationals … Continue reading Natitude: Lee Earns First Win At Home; Phils Sweep

2013 Is on Manuel’s Mind the Rest of the Way

MILWAUKEE — Everybody wants to win, even managaer Charlie Manuel. But Manual and the Phillies find themselves in a different situation this year that has yet to be accepted by the fan base. I get it, there is still a glimmer of hope on this season with 44 games to play and their being an … Continue reading 2013 Is on Manuel’s Mind the Rest of the Way

Shot Through the Hart: 8th Inning Slam By Hart Leads Brewers Over Phillies

Brewers 7, Phillies 4 WP – Livan Hernandez (4-1, 5.06) LP – Josh Lindlbom (2-3, 3.76) SV – Jim Henderson (3) MILWAUKEE — Cliff Lee was in line for the win. Instead, he took a no-decision thanks to another late-game meltdown by the bullpen. Corey Hart’s grand slam off Josh Lindblom in the 8th gave … Continue reading Shot Through the Hart: 8th Inning Slam By Hart Leads Brewers Over Phillies

Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Braves 12, Phillies 6 WP – Chad Durbin (4-1, 3.07) LP – Antonio Bastardo (2-4, 5.45) PHILADELPHIA — With the swing of a bat, Ryan Howard capped a five-run comeback in the 5th inning to give the Phillies new life. But the rally was lost in the 7th and Antonio Bastardo on the mound. Melting … Continue reading Bastardo’s Implosion Spoils Comeback

Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02) LP – Joe Saunders (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (24) PHILADELPHIA — Bad news soured an already bad season for the Phillies earlier today when they learned All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz would be out until the middle of September with plantar fasciitis. 32-year-old Erik … Continue reading Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

UPDATE — Shane Victorino has officially been traded to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Ethan Martin. ORIGINAL — Shane Victorino’s tenure as a Phillie may officially end by 4 PM today. The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a deal with the Phillies that will send Victorino to Hollywood. In Jayson … Continue reading Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers